BMW April 2022

2020 sees the 20th anniversary of IBIS (International Bodyshop Industry Symposium), now firmly established as the world’s leading collision repair conference provider. 

The past 20 years of IBIS were to culminate in a spectacular celebration at the IBIS Global Summit in Monaco in November. Having now consulted with our industry partners and advisors, plus given current official coronavirus guidelines, it has been decided not to hold the event physically.  

Facing this challenge also provides opportunity, however. For IBIS, this means the launch of IBIS TV Global Summit. If we cannot bring our global audience to the Summit, we’ll bring it to them via a four-hour TV programme to be streamed live over the Internet on Thursday, 19 November.  

The business magazine programme will be fronted by a well-known television journalist and will feature much of the thought leadership content we had planned for the Monaco event. Just delivered through an engaging set of studio-based features, outside broadcasts and documentary style packages. Not forgetting a number of special items we have in store to recognise and continue our 20th anniversary. 

We’re very grateful for the indispensable help and support of our sponsoring partners and leadership of the Global Summit steering group in making this exciting, giant step forward. Further announcements will appear on our website and our social media feeds as the event takes shape over the coming weeks and months. 

To book a place or explore sponsorship opportunities, please contact IBIS head of sales, Suzie Scott at 

Gearing up for Monaco 

We are busy working with our partners to plan the IBIS Global Summit, which will take place in Monaco on 19-20 November when greater freedoms mean the collision repair industry community will be able to get back together. 

The business agenda will focus on where we have come from as an industry, where we thought we were going, plus the new reality and action plans directing our short to medium term future. 

We will pull this together under the umbrella of the 20th anniversary IBIS Global Summit theme of: Tomorrow’s World, Today.   

Delegates will discover how futuristic, “out there” advancements playing out in the present were becoming the norm even before Covid-19. Examples include a move to digitised insurance claims, autonomous vehicles, ADAS technologies, a need for more advanced repair skills, and the rise of artificial intelligence. 

As we then turn the spotlight on our transition out of the pandemic, we will demonstrate that the fusion of the future and the here-and-now seems to have risen exponentially. Phenomena such an expedited move towards fully touchless claims and the automation of the end-to-end repair journey spring to mind. 

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